Fergus Falls senior David Schneck, a three sport athlete, is the son of David and Karen Schneck and is devoted to music off the field.
Fergus Falls senior David Schneck, a three sport athlete, is the son of Dave and Karen Schneck and is devoted to music off the field.

Archived Story

Quality Toyota Sports Spotlight: David Schneck

Published 11:06am Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Updated 11:25am Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fergus Falls’ David Schneck is a man of many talents. When not on the soccer field, basketball court or tennis court, Schneck is known to be a great singer and committed student.

I sat down with Schneck to discuss his life growing up in Fergus Falls and his time at Kennedy Secondary School.

Q: You’re a three sport athlete (soccer, basketball, tennis), what sport are you really dedicated to?

A: I really love tennis, I play that the most out of all three sports. But I really enjoy playing both of my other sports.

Q: Your coach mentioned you’re a great singer. What groups do you sing with in high school?

A: A cappella choir, chamber choir, and this year I’m probably going to be in a men’s group that is going to start up.

Q: What do you sing?

A: Baritone

Q: Where has your singing taken you?

A: I tried out for the All State Minnesota Choir in February of last year and I made it, so this summer I went to a six day music camp where we sang about eight hours a day and performed a concert. We had really good conductors that were well known from around the country.

Q: Where is your favorite place to sing?

A: In my van (laughs) with my music I have in there.

Q: What is it that you sing along to?

A: Whatever’s playing I guess. Whatever I can sing to.

Q: Do you have a favorite artist?

A: Owl City

Q: Twitter, Myspace or Facebook?

A: I enjoy my Twitter. I’ve never had a Facebook or a Myspace. Twitter keeps me up to date with things.

Q: What is one thing that people don’t know about David Schneck?

A: When I was young, I had straight blond hair.

Q: Now that we’re on the topic of hair, would you say you have the best ‘fro in the CLC?

A: I’m not sure of any other guys who have ‘fros in the conference. Mine is pretty awesome (laughs). I’m just kidding, but I like my hair. I’m proud of it.

Q: What’s the upkeep?

A: Comb it in the mornings.

Q: What other things do you do besides play sports?

A: I really like my music. I’m in band, choir and orchestra. I really love to play the piano when I get home. It’s probably the first thing I do when I get home. I also enjoy watching movies.

Q: Favorite movie?

A: Forrest Gump

Q: Anything else?

A: I do enjoy my video games.

Q: Do you have a favorite?

A: Pokemon all the way.

Q: You have to pick one Pokemon, who are you throwing out there for your first battle?

A: (Looks off in deep thought) Oh boy, in the first generation I choose Arcanine.

Q: Do you know that last year Mike Millard’s proclaimed himself a Pokemon master?

A: Of course I do.

Q: Did you ever find yourself in a Pokemon battle with Mr. Millard?

A: Not in a battle, but every once and a while he asked me for advice on his team.

Q: Favorite subject?

A: Math

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: That’s the question of the age I guess. I haven’t thought too much about it, but I could see myself being a teacher.

Q: Ten years ago, what did David Schneck want to be when he grew up?

A: It was probably an astronaut or a fireman or policeman I guess. Just average eight-year-old jobs that you want to be.

Editor's Picks

Composer writing folk song about 1919 tornado

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 10-part series about the first 10 Springboard for the Arts’ Hinge Arts artists-in-residency, where artists live in ... Read more

Color Guard member has deep respect for Memorial Day

For Mike Karsnia, Memorial Day is not just another holiday, but rather a chance to show respect. At 66 years old, Karsnia has been involved ... Read more

Family of military member remember father [UPDATED]

To some, signing up for military service is second nature. It’s your duty to serve the country that has provided for you. Michael Froslee of ... Read more

Eye on Otter Tail in clean water fight: Officials working with farmers to meet buffer regulations

The struggle over clean water and runoff pollution in Otter Tail County often starts with a picture. Technicians with the West Otter Tail Soil and ... Read more